Summer is a difficult time of year for people with cardiovascular disease. In the heat of the heart increases, the amount heart rate increases, blood pressure rises. It also increases the risk of dehydration, aktiviziruyutsya process of blood clotting, reports “Healthy info”.
Heat can become an agent provocateur to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, arrhythmia, etc.
Core rules: how to behave in the heat
People with diseases of the heart and blood vessels regularly seen your doctor and know what medications are needed to maintain health. In the summer it is especially important not to skip taking medications, regularly monitor your blood pressure. By the way, to have a home blood pressure monitor is useful for everyone, not just the cores because the pressure can not only rise but also fall, causing poor health. In General, as cores, and healthy people in the hot season it is necessary to protect health and to listen to the following recommendations of the doctors:
- do not go outside in the heat, from 10-00 to 15-00. If unavoidable, stay in the shade, wear a hat and carry a drinking water and medicines;
- wear clothes made of natural fabrics, spacious and don’t hinder movement, shoes must also be open and comfortable;
- not peregruzhateli physically, do not wear gravity (lift weight not more than 3 kg)
- take two or three times a day, warm showers (25-30 degrees).
Features of the summer food for “cores”
Cardiologists advise people with heart disease and blood vessels in the hottest time of the year to limit meat dishes, pickles and table salt, fats of animal origin. In the diet include more fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs. Better to drink mineral water without gas, green tea, refrain from carbonated beverages, packaged juices, store-bought brew. They contain components that enhance blood pressure and reduce the effectiveness of medication.
What to do if it became bad in the heat
If you went outside and felt dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, stop immediately and sit down in the shade or a cool place. Take a medication, take a breath, drink some water and ask for help from passers-by. If after 10-15 minutes you feel better, you don’t risk to continue their journey, go home, measure the pressure. If it’s not getting better, do not wait – call an ambulance.
Doctors appeal to all citizens with a request to be more attentive to others: if you saw someone on the street was bad, do not pass by, help to provide first aid and calling paramedics.
Remember that most diseases of the heart and blood vessels are associated with unhealthy lifestyle. Malnutrition and junk food, alcohol and Smoking, low physical activity contribute to the development of cardiovascular diseases. The high content of harmful cholesterol in the blood provokes hypertension, diabetes, obesity. It is important to change your lifestyle to more healthy. Particularly negative effect on the heart and blood vessels affected by Smoking: nicotine increases the risk of formation of clots in blood vessels and contributes to the development of heart disease.